On December 2, 2017, new members were added to the Bonnerdale Seventh-day Adventist Church. Harry Adderholt, who is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree, had been attending this church for nine years prior to making his decision. Harry spoke at his baptism that in addition to Bible studies, one of the motivators for his decision was the kindness and love he had experienced from the church members throughout the years.
Andrea Roda was rebaptized as well. Her decision was a result of gaining a deeper understanding of God’s love towards her and a desire to recommit every area of her life to God. She has travelled to Romania to share the gospel and was also a presenter at a recent series of meetings, along with other young adults in Bonnerdale.
Andrea and Harry have been very active in church, teaching youth Sabbath School and creating many social events to foster friendships within the church and the community.
Areani Perez (pictured right) felt a calling to take her walk with Jesus to the next level after attending the Arkansas-Louisiana Pathfinder Camporee. Her decision to be baptized coincided closely with her actual birthday the next day. Areani was excited to place her trust in Jesus. She is looking forward to discovering new ways to serve Jesus and plans to continue learning and growing in His grace.
By Brandon Westgate